course Sec – Church Security

Church Security and Safety Program

Career Diploma and Certification

Providing security services for places of worship, whether it be a large Christian church or a small town synagogue  has drastically changed over the past twenty years even before the tragedy of 9-11.

As the security industry continues to evolve, the duties and responsibilities of church security teams have also grown and security officers, whether paid or volunteer must have the skills and training to address an assortment of crimes, confrontations, incidents and emergencies that they may face daily in the performance of their duties in the church.

Duties of both contract and proprietary security officers now includes protection of people, property and data, protection of staff, investigation of minor and serious offenses, responding to medical and other emergencies, confronting and apprehension of offenders as well as providing basic security functions such as access control and other physical security duties.

To meet the needs of this specific area of the security industry, Armour College now provides  two tailored made courses for Church Security Officers.

Introduction to Church Security
Assessment of Need and Evaluating Church Security
Types of Physical Security Including Alarm and Surveillance Equipment
Crimes in the Church Federal Data and Statistics
Legal Liability-Risks and Concerns
Layers of Protection
Recruitment and Training of Staff
Equipment and Communications
Emergency Planning
De-escalation Techniques 

Active Shooter
Responding and Managing Behavioral Issues
Managing Large Events
Protecting High Risk Targets
Use of Force
Control Techniques


  • Church Security Assessment
  • Physical-Electronic Security Methods
  • Recruiting-Screening Staff
  • Contracting Private Security
  • Intro Into Private Security
  • Duties, Responsibilities
  • Customer Service
  • Private Property Laws
  • City-State And Federal Laws
  • Effective Communications
  • Emergency Situations


  • Basic Understanding of Arrests/Detentions
  • Use of Force
  • Report Writing
  • Situational Awareness
  • Workplace Violence
  • Fostering Good Relations and Environments
  • Securing Schools, Day-cares, Nurseries
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Active Shooter

Prerequisite: None
Study Method: On-line or campus study
Program Length: As few as 12 Months

On-line program 
Payment Options Are Available

Call for on-site training pricing.
Minimum student and travel fees may apply.

We also offer one and two day on-site church security seminars and security team training as well as physical security consultations for any size congregation.

We can assist you with initial security team training, remedial or re-certifications as well as creating training programs that are right for your church.

Contact us today for a free consultation!

Contact us for more information:
On-line HERE
Phone: 804.290.4388

Typical Tasks
Specific tasks will depend upon employer but will be providing basic protection, emergency response and awareness.

Potential Positions
Church security teams and private security agencies.

Employment Outlook
Many churches are embracing starting or expanding security teams.

Within one year after graduation, the estimated employment rate for this program is 70%.

The typical graduate starting wage is $15,000 with a wage potential of $30,000.